Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: suppression  su'pre-shun
  1. Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    "the suppression of heresy";
    - crushing, quelling, stifling
  2. The failure to develop some part or organ
  3. The act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    "a suppression of the newspaper";
    - curtailment
  4. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
    - inhibition

Derived forms: suppressions

Type of: abstinence, bar, development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, prevention, restraint

Encyclopedia: Suppression